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Sick House Weeks 11 &12

December 7th, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Homeschool - (2 Comments)
Audrey taking it easy

Holy Moly I haven’t blogged in a while.  Our house has been a sick house and I have been neglecting my poor blog.  Audrey started it all with croup and we have just been passing it around in circles I think.  I do feel that we are finally on the mend.  Alex and I are …
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Homemade Deodorant

I ditched non-natural store-bought deodorant over a year ago.  I now make homemade natural deodorant using only 3 ingredients.  I ditched the stick due to all of the toxins that deodorants contain.  Non-natural deodorants contain aluminum, parabans, propylene glycol, TEA, DEA, triclosan, talc, and FD & C colors.  These nasty ingredients may be linked to breast …
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After chilling all night...Voila! Veltvetta

I am slowly replacing many processed items that fill my cabinets and fridge.  My cabinets are emptying out of the many boxes of convienence  foods that were once a staple at our table. I used the last of our velveeta 3 weeks ago.  Velveeta was always around in this house.  One of my favorites is velveeta and rotel…yummmm.  Velveeta was also …
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Alex Reads!! Homeschool Week 10

November 21st, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Homeschool - (1 Comments)
Kids with Lucky (not sure what kind of face little girl is making?!)

I am simply overjoyed that Alex has begun to read!  Alex has always loved Math but reading not so much.  This week we moved on to Primary Phonics 1.  This week we introduced the short letter a.  At first he tried to make ‘sounding it out’ a tad more difficult than it is, this is …
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Homeschool Week 9

November 8th, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Homeschool - (2 Comments)
Audrey sick as can be but still smiling!

This week it seems we will be playing ‘catch-up’ some from last week.  Audrey was ill with the ever so lovely croup and Ava has been up sick in the middle of the night almost every night. We finished our Primary Phonics K book and will be reviewing all of the consonants by recognition, sound, …
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July 2010 - days after her 2nd Birthday

This week was Halloween week.  We were bombarded with candy, cupcakes, and all of the processed yummies that go along with the holiday.  We were also bombarded with the artificial dyes that come with these yummies.  So at the end of the week we eliminated these dyes.  I wish I could say that we accomplished this painlessly, …
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Homeschool Week 8

November 2nd, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Homeschool - (0 Comments)
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  Halloween fun has come and gone.  The transition to Thanksgiving is underway.  We will now to move on to a topic that Alex is very excited about…Native American Indians.  I am still researching the lessons that I am going to use to teach him about the Native Americans and how the English came to be on …
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homemade yougurt!!!

My family just completed our second week of eliminating processed foods from our diets.  Slowly my kitchen cabinets are riding themselves of the many convenance foods we had relied on.  No more boxed rice and pasta mixes.  No more cans of both.  No more boxes of mac and cheese. No more store-bought bread and rolls.  No more …
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Homemade Graham Crackers

I am eliminating the processed foods in our house one at a time as we run out.  This week we finished our last box of cinnamon graham crackers.  My task was to create a healthier homemade alternative that the kids would eat and not complain about. I searched the internet and found a few recipes but …
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Homeschool Week 7

October 25th, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Homeschool - (2 Comments)
I feel like I needed to add a Halloween photo!!

Sooo…I am going to start numbering our weeks of homeschooling and what we are doing in that particular week so that I can keep track of everything.  We started homeschooling September 1st so this is our 7th week of homeschooling. The chaos of my life may serve as amusement to many.  I am typing this while baking about 50 …
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Last week as a family we started to remove processed foods from our diet.  I have been pretty excited and this is how it has gone. I have not bought any bread.  We are still sampling different recipes for sandwich bread the last loaf I made (a honey wheat loaf) seems to be doing well.  I even …
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Granola Bars Topped With Chocolate & Coconut

I have really been wanting to make these so I gave it a shot.  You can really add anything that you desire and top it with a combination of things to suit your families tastes.  So here it is…tweak yours as needed! 2 cups quick cooking oats, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup sucanat …
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Alex's First Lapbook

Okay, I am really overly excited about this one.  I have been seeing posts all over my homeschool facebook group about lapbooking.  It seems that many homeschoolers out there are lapbooking.  I never really checked out what lapbooking was until yesterday.  Oh my, why haven’t we been making lapbooks?!   Someone posted a free about me lapbook so I decided …
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Starting To Feel Like Fall

October 16th, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Family Fun! - (0 Comments)
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Living in Florida the changing seasons often go unnoticed.  This weekend I actually began to feel as though fall is upon us, even though the temperature is in the mid 80’s and we are still running the AC. I started working on next weeks lessons.  We will finish our globes and continents unit tomorrow and I …
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For the last two weeks we have been meeting with an awesome homeschool group for recess.  I have met some great ladies and my kids are beginning to make new friends  Alex is still taking it all in but I can sense that he is almost ready to jump in and join the fun.  My kids tend to …
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